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ISO-8859-1 character code

  1. Dec 8, 2004 #1

    honestrosewater

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    In another thread, someone was trying to use the ISO-8859-1 character code for ö and forgot the semicolon. They wrote
    and when I quoted them to point out the omission, the character magically appeared. When input from the text box, &#246 appears in the html as
    (no space) as expected. But when editing or quoting, it appears as ö. What is happening?!
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2004 #2
    The ampersand symbol got converted into its ASCII equivalent in HTML.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2004 #3

    honestrosewater

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    PF's html says it uses ISO-8859-1 not ASCII. I understand why & appears as & amp; in the html. But why does & amp;#246 appear as ö when entered the second time, presumably from the html? Does something add the semicolon to the end?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2004 #4
    ISO-8859-1 is a superset of US-ASCII.


    The semicolon is not necessary if the immediate character following the entity is a white space or end of line. Your browser will render the entity inside the textarea block, even though it doesn't have a trailing semicolon. I assure you there is nothing strange going on.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2004 #5

    honestrosewater

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    wave,
    Thanks for the info. :biggrin:
     
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